Why We Need a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors in Princes St Gardens

The aspiration to create a memorial to COs arose with the centenary of the First World War. We noted that there are memorials to COs in London and other places but not yet in Scotland’s capital city. Conscientious objection and opposition to War is a significant part of Scotland’s history. 80,000 people marched to oppose… Continue reading Why We Need a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors in Princes St Gardens

Opposing War Memorial Design Launched on Conscientious Objectors Day

On the 15th of May, following the fourth annual International Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil the Opposing War Memorial design was launched at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh. An engaged audience of more than sixty people packed the room to hear a presentation by Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive on the design concept, and to find… Continue reading Opposing War Memorial Design Launched on Conscientious Objectors Day